Thursday, September 29, 2005



There's something in the wind these days, isn't there? I've been feeling a bit of an odd silence for the past couple of weeks. Maybe it's just the season change. This is what I decided it must be. Preparation for that Long Dark Haul through winter.

Or is it?

In the past couple of days I talked with acquaintances who are completely unrelated, from diverse geographic locations, and they've mentioned the same thing.

Maybe it's just Autumn. Or maybe there's something in the wind.

Either way, the sun sets earlier in this Northern Hemisphere, and I've got some warm clothes to find. What is for certain, though, is that these days are beautiful and the evenings are gorgeous. One thing about September that I've always loved is Indian Summer.

5 comments:

andrea said...

Aaron -- thanks for dropping by my blog. This is fantastic work and I'll be bookmarking, too! I have always wanted to include native motifs in my work but have never figured out how to do it without "usurping". I'm a big fan, though.

Chadou Yama said...

I saw all of your paintings. It is beautiful, philosophical. You ispires of mythology? The painting that I like in particular is Awake in the Earth. Nothing is lost, a death continues to live. I like also a mix of a painting and stones.
I would like to say more than this but I do not speak English very good.

Pajara Pinta said...

I think is the season, for some reason whenever the wind begins to blow in September, I fill it too...

nice blog!

www.caracarmina.blogspot.com

Aaron Paquette said...

Thank you very much for your comments!

Andrea:

I think you should just go ahead and expolre it. You'll find an equilibrium that works for you. I've seen your work, and to be honest, I think you already capture the essence of the Native motif in your pieces. Have you ever heard of Joane Cardinal-Schubert? If not, by all means look her up. You'll find that you are already in the place your heart wanted to take you.


Chadou:

Thank you, yes. I am inspired by mythology. I am glad you liked Awake in the Earth. When I first showed it, I got a very polarized response, so while it repelled some people, it attracted others. I am glad you are one of the people who liked it. We'll see what the folks who visit the Edmonton Art Gallery think about it.

I have been looking at your site and I am absolutely taken with the...joy your work inspires.


Cara:

I think you're right about that. i'm glad you provided a link to your blog, it's great! you've introduced me to a number of new artists and books! Thank you.

Jeff Hayes said...

Hi Aaron,

I'm really taken by your painting - it has a gorgeous, elemental quality. Keep up the good work!